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Caithness News Bulletins August 2003
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THURSO BAY RAFT RACE – 2003
In a repeat of last years result ‘Final Fling’ finished just ahead of ‘Wick Fire Brigade’ to clinch the Glass Creations trophy in a time of 22 min. 18sec.
Third were ‘Trashy Women’ who received a 6 minute penalty for having fixed oars with ‘Hot Property’ running in fourth place. ‘Out of Control’ could not manage to equal last years third place coming in fifth, ahead of the ‘Pirates of Pentland’ who took the wooden spoon in a time of 1hr. 7min. 42sec.
‘Rolls Royce’ failed to live up to their
name and sank to the depths of the bay. ‘Alstec’ who had entered, failed
to turn up due to work commitments.
Because of the weather the course was altered to start and finish at Scrabster. Rafts having to negotiate a course instead crossing the bay.
The race is organised by the North Coast Branch of Coastguard Association and money raised goes to the Association and a wealth of local worthy causes.